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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Denslow's Mother Goose

Denslow's Mother Goose, from 1901, was W. W. Denslow's first solo effort at a children's book. This book has a wonderful scale, as well as bold colors and images. Below at the left is an ad for the book, proudly calling out that it was printed in 4 colors. It was a great success, and is one of the first major American picture books.

I've pictured a small advertising card below - this was originally folded in half and reproduces the covers of the book, with information on the reverse side. A similar card was done for Denslow's Night Before Christmas, a follow up to Mother Goose.

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